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Don’t attack me anymore, Governor asks MPs

26 August 2014, 23:01 Joseph Njung’eh

Nyeri - Governor Nderitu Gachagua has asked area parliamentarians not to attack him anymore politically.

Gachagua said since he is no longer in support of the referendum push, the MPs should now spare him.

Speaking in Othaya, the governor explained that he realized that the governors’ referendum had been hijacked by the opposition and thus decided to abandon it.

“I observed that if CORD takes over our referendum Nyeri people would mistake me as an opposition supporter. This is President’s home turf and I know Nyeri people would not have supported my opinion,” said Gachagua amid applause and cheering from the public.

He however narrated that governors were the first politicians to demand referendum last year but shelved following consultations with the government.

“We were the first to push for a referendum last year but we later abandoned it after the government promised to increase funds. The opposition sharply included our demands as one of their agendas in their referendum push,” said Gachagua.

He further defended his initial support of the referendum push by stating that there was nothing wrong with demanding more funds to the grassroots.

Gachagua was in the receiving end from Nyeri county MPs who were insisting that he must be accountable on county funds.

The MPs further accused Gachagua of being used by the opposition to push their political agendas.

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